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  1. I used to us a plastic sump pump with no float....

    I used to us a plastic sump pump with no float. that way I could plug in when I needed more sap and unplug when the head tank was full. Just had to watch and not forget and run it over. Still us the...
  2. You will only need brick where the wood will...

    You will only need brick where the wood will touch. (firebox only) the insulation should be good everywhere else. Just multiple layers. This is how our Vortex is,
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    That really sucks, sorry for your loss.

    That really sucks, sorry for your loss.
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    I have made sugar 15 to 20 times and it seems to...

    I have made sugar 15 to 20 times and it seems to have more to do with the syrup used. Each batch made from a different run of syrup seems to come out different. Not sure if I am right but the darker...
  5. any chance you could jack it up and get a trailer...

    any chance you could jack it up and get a trailer under it ? Like a double wide skidoo trailer. I moved a similar size shed that way.
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    I have a Leader 7.5" , 10 plate, we can get 80...

    I have a Leader 7.5" , 10 plate, we can get 80 gallons thru, and I like being able to see thru it so we can tell when it is full or when we can keep going with it. We have pushed hot water thru it at...
  7. Thread: RO Question

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    Maybe lighter always hard to guess on that one....

    Maybe lighter always hard to guess on that one. Same amount of sludge would have made same amount of Syrup, just way less time and energy.
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    That should do it

    That should do it
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    Good plan, sounds like you got ropey. Clean...

    Good plan, sounds like you got ropey. Clean everything start with fresh sap and you will be making gold again.
  10. Thread: Hoses

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    I know why, I us the hand spring clamps pick up...

    I know why, I us the hand spring clamps pick up at tractor supply. I have had them JUMP out and dump everthing on the floor before.
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    VERY NICE, looks nice, great to see history used...

    VERY NICE, looks nice, great to see history used again.
  12. We have done a few spider risers here. Always a...

    We have done a few spider risers here. Always a pain in the backside. First to freeze last to thaw. Once thawed the do work good. We have one that crosses the driveway so it is lifting 12' no...
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    I had, Ran and swore at one for 4 seasons. Always...

    I had, Ran and swore at one for 4 seasons. Always had issues with the start up, Finally found put in bleeder (I did a 1/2" tee and ball valve) Bleed a 5 gallon pail worth of sap thru the bleeder...
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    I know it has been done before. There are a bunch...

    I know it has been done before. There are a bunch of guys in our area that us them for tank storage and vac houses. You are correct very solid and strong, you can get them cheap, and they are easily...
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    Great video, normal gas from tree, that is what...

    Great video, normal gas from tree, that is what you want to see. If it starts shooting looking like a old coffee percolator, thats a leak.
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    Good price but depends on machine. My old D&G and...

    Good price but depends on machine. My old D&G and our new Lapierre take 20" filters. Those on amazon are 10". But I will be checking out amazon for 20".
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    Yes, stay with 5 micron, cheaper then replacing...

    Yes, stay with 5 micron, cheaper then replacing membranes. MES, ( Maple Expert Solutions) is where I get mine, best price I could find.
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    Home depot or Lowes has a bunch of different...

    Home depot or Lowes has a bunch of different rubber adapters with clamps and each end, Might be able to match what you got, they are pretty flexable and can fit a range of sizes.
  19. You should be fine, I have done the same many...

    You should be fine, I have done the same many times. At only 4% and kept near freezing it will keep. The day job always gets in the way of the passion. Before I got the bigger R/O we did this a lot...
  20. Thread: Syrup depth

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    I look in my float box i know have way up the...

    I look in my float box i know have way up the feed pipe in 1" over the flues
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    As other have stated it will work with a tank...

    As other have stated it will work with a tank with a bunch of sap it in. My tank is set up maybe 3" lower the only time I have issues is when the tank is getting near the bottom. If I have to shut...
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    Try oven cleaner, just make sure to rinse really...

    Try oven cleaner, just make sure to rinse really well when done.
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    Yes, once we added a R/O was having to double...

    Yes, once we added a R/O was having to double filter to get clear. And couldn't keep up with bag filters. Added the filter press after 2 boils with the R/O
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    There will be water thru the whole system. If...

    There will be water thru the whole system. If there is any ice in the pump head it will break on start up. I have a 3hp airblow. Heat the pump up for a few days to completely thaw before trying to...
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    If you are going to put up and take down every...

    If you are going to put up and take down every year. Go 30P, the high density will be a pain to deal with every year. Because of the cost difference I did switch over but I only have to fight with it...
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